Journalist murders silence the press

CPJ to launch 2014 Impunity Index

New York, April 9, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its 2014 Impunity Index, a global tally of countries with the highest number of unsolved press murders. The index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country’s population, shows that authorities are often unwilling or unable to pursue justice in journalist killings. Since 1992, more than 600 journalists have been murdered with impunity, a disturbing trend that sends a chilling message to those reporting uncomfortable truths.

WHAT:                 2014 Impunity Index: Getting Away with Murder, a special CPJ report

WHEN:                 April 16, 12:01 a.m. EDT / 04:01 a.m. GMT



Note to Editors: Advance copies of the report are available upon request and interviews may be arranged prior to the launch date. The 2014 Impunity Index and full report will be available online in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The index is part of CPJ’s Global Campaign Against Impunity.


CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide.


Media contact: 

Samantha Libby

Communications Associate

Committee to Protect Journalists

[email protected]

212-300-9032  ext. 124